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Furman Sweeps UNCG, 4-0, In SoCon Quarterfinals

Furman Sweeps UNCG, 4-0, In SoCon Quarterfinals

MACON, Ga. -- Second-seeded Furman swept No. 7 UNCG, 4-0, Thursday in the Southern Conference men's tennis quarterfinals at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center in Macon, Ga.

The Paladins (16-4, 6-1 SoCon), winners of six-straight, move on to Friday's semifinal round, where Furman will face the winner of No. 3 Chattanooga versus No. 6 Mercer.  First serve is set for 2 p.m.  The Spartans conclude their season at 7-15. 

Furman won two out of three doubles matches to claim the first point.  UNCG's Roger Rogowski and Cooper Wyett teamed up to defeat Paladin sophomores Henrik Atlevi and Drew Singerman, 6-2, at flight three, then juniors Clarke Wilson and Jake Bhangdia beat Jack Burkill and Hugh Knapp, 6-2, at number two to even the slate.  In the decisive flight one contest, sophomore Ivan Mitric and junior Jake Munns topped Ollie Palmer and Nico Grewe, 6-3, for the point.

The Paladins scored three singles points in straight sets to advance.  Munns downed Knapp, 6-1, 6-1, at flight three, and Bhangdia outlasted Rogowski, 7-5, 6-3, at number four.  At flight five, Singerman blew past Burkill, 6-1, 6-1.

The remaining three singles matches were unfinished.  Palmer scored a 6-4 advantage over Mitric in the first set at flight one, but the second set was tied at 4-all.  Grewe won set one, 7-6 (4), against Wilson in the flight two match, but Wilson led the second set, 2-1.  At flight six, freshman James Roelofse entered the lineup to face Ian Melnik.  Melnik took set one, 7-6 (5), but Roelofse had a 2-1 advantage in the second set.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


Furman 4, UNCG 0

Apr 18, 2019 at Macon, Ga. (John Drew Smith Tennis Center) 

Singles competition

1. Ivan Mitric (FUR) vs. Ollie Palmer (UNCG) 4-6, 4-4, unfinished

2. Clarke Wilson (FUR) vs. Nico Grewe (UNCG) 6-7 (4-7), 2-1, unfinished

3. Jake Munns (FUR) def. Hugh Knapp (UNCG) 6-1, 6-1

4. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) def. Roger Rogowski (UNCG) 7-5, 6-3

5. Drew Singerman (FUR) def. Jack Burkill (UNCG) 6-1, 6-1

6. James Roelofse (FUR) vs. Ian Melnik (UNCG) 6-7 (5-7), 2-1, unfinished


Doubles competition

1. Ivan Mitric/Jake Munns (FUR) def. Ollie Palmer/Nico Grewe (UNCG) 6-3

2. Clarke Wilson/Jake Bhangdia (FUR) def. Jack Burkill/Hugh Knapp (UNCG) 6-2

3. Roger Rogowski/Cooper Wyett (UNCG) def. Henrik Atlevi/Drew Singerman (FUR) 6-2


Match Notes

UNCG 7-15

Furman 16-4

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,3,4)